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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

BRONX FIREFIGHTERS TEAM UP WITH SMITHTOWN GUIDE
DOG FOUNDATION TO HELP THE DISABLED

Firefighters from Engine Company 63 and Ladder Company 39 will be presenting a donation tomorrow to the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to wounded soldiers and handicapped individuals. These specially trained dogs help wounded troops walk again with artificial limbs and offer support as a loyal and reliable companion.

As a sign of support for soldiers serving overseas, firefighters from the 15th Division in the Bronx collected funds for the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown, NY. At Engine Company 63 / Ladder Company 39 tomorrow, there will be a demonstration illustrating how these dogs help disabled individuals adapt to the everyday challenges that face them. The dogs will range from 18 weeks old to adult “working” dogs.

WHO:

Bronx Borough Command Chief James Esposito, Representatives from the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation and members of Engine Company 63 and Ladder Company 39

WHAT:

Guide dog demonstration and check presentation to the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 63 and Ladder Company 39 - 755 East 233rd Street, Bronx

WHEN:

Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Noon

 

 

**Photo-Op

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Seth E. Andrews, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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